[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 01 06 10

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
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Dear SVRI List Members

This SVRI Update contains a variety of sexual violence related research and resources. Please email svri at mrc.ac.za if you would like us to include relevant sexual violence resources and materials in the SVRI Updates. For more information and resources on sexual violence and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative visit www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]
I. SVRI Online Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research 
II. Websites
III. Online Publications/Resources
IV. Journal Articles
V. Events
VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VII. Vacancies

I. SVRI Online Discussion: People Involved with Selling Sex: Developing a Definition for Research

At a recent research seminar in South Africa on people involved in selling sex, participants reflected on key issues that should be a focus for future research and methodologies that would be appropriate for monitoring and assessing the impact of legislative change. One of the emerging issues from the seminar was on how to define selling sex and how this differs from transactional sex. From the concerns raised, we would like to pose the following questions for discussion:

1. What is the definition of selling sex?
2. How should the sale of sex be differentiated from transactional sex?
3. What are the implications of this definition for establishing all of the locations in which the sale of sex occurs?
4. In terms of research, what are the opportunities and limitations of defining it according to self-identification?
5. If you define it in one way instead of another way what are the biases and implication for policy?

We would appreciate your contribution to this very important area of research. To register for the SVRI online discussion, visit: http://www.svri.org/forums/. For more information and to access seminar materials, please visit: http://www.svri.org/worker.htm. For any further queries, contact Lizle.Loots at mrc.ac.za. 

II. Websites

Violence is Preventable: This resource is a multi award winning abuse and violence prevention programme for children, young people and vulnerable adults throughout the UK and abroad, developed by the Scottish charity, Eighteen And Under. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Website: http://www.violenceispreventable.org.uk/ 

Apne Aap: This organisation works to empower the women and children of India's red-light districts to escape sex trafficking through providing them with education, healthcare and job skills. [Source: WUNRN] Website: http://www.apneaap.org/ 

Centre for Women's Global Leadership: 2010 Campaign Theme. This year marks the 20th 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, and with this important landmark, the Center for Women's Global Leadership is considering new ways to utilize the campaign for transformative change. [Source: WUNRN] To read more about the 2010 theme, visit: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/kit10/theme.html 

III. Online Publications/Resource

A Different Kind of Family: Retrospective Accounts of Growing Up at Centrepoint and Implications for Adulthood. Gibson K, Morgan M, Woolley C and Powis T. Massey University, March, 2010: This report documents a three-year study involving a group of children in Auckland's Centrepoint Community from 1977-2000 which revealed the extent of abuse and its ongoing effects on their adult lives.[Source: WUNRN] Summary available at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Massey%20News/2010/05/docs/CP_exec_summary.pdf and full report available at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Massey%20News/2010/05/docs/Centrepoint_Report_2010.pdf 

Podcast: Chandre Gould speaks to Aden Thomas from 567 Cape Talk about human trafficking during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This interview addresses whether there should be reasons for concern around human trafficking during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa [Source: ISS] Interview can be accessed at (click on main heading): http://feeds.feedburner.com/25May2010Gould 

Documentary: Boys and Men Healing, Big Voice Pictures, 2010. This documentary looks at the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. To view the trailer, visit: http://www.bigvoicepictures.com/ 

Siyanda - Mainstreaming Gender Equality: Rwanda. The May edition of Siyanda's Country Focus update looks at resources and experts working with gender issues in Rwanda. [Source: AWID] To access the resource section, visit: http://www.siyanda.org/search/qlinx-countryfocus.cfm?code=rwanda_2010 , to access the expert section, visit: http://www.siyanda.org/exps/results.cfm?Keywords=&Name=&Org=&AreaOfExp=&Skills=&RegOfExp=&CouOfExp=Rwanda 

Collateral Damage: The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights around the World. Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, 2007: This anthology reviews the experience of eight specific countries and attempts to assess what the impact of anti-trafficking measures have been for a variety of people living and working there, or migrating into or out of these countries. [Source: WUNRN] Full document: http://www.gaatw.org/Collateral%20Damage_Final/singlefile_CollateralDamagefinal.pdf 

For country specific resources on sexual violence visit our country pages:  http://www.svri.org/countries.htm <http://www.svri.org/countries.htm> 

IV. Journal Articles

Prevalence and Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Victims of Violence Applying for State Compensation. Kunst M, Winkel F.W, Bogaerts S. J Interpers Violence, ePub ahead of print, 2010: This study investigates the potential utility of file characteristics as predictors of chronic PTSD among victims of violence who had applied for state compensation with the Dutch Victim Compensation Fund in 2006. [Source: MedAdvocates] Full abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20501900 

The Involvement of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate in Reported Sexual Assaults: A Systematic Review. Németh Z, Kun B, Demetrovics Z. J Psychopharmacol; ePub, 2010: This article examines the extent to which gamma-hydroxybutyrate is associated with drug-facilitated sexual assaults. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193082_1 

Female Sexual Victimization Predicts Psychosis: A Case-Control Study Based on the Danish Registry System. Elklit A, Shevlin M. Schizophr Bull; ePub, 2010: This article explores the role of women's traumatic experiences of sexual victimization in the etiology of psychosis. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193168_28 

Lifetime Self-Reported Victimization among Low-Income, Urban Women: the Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment and Adult Violent Victimization. Parks S.E, Kim K.H, Day N.L, Garza M.A, Larkby C.A. J Interpers Violence; ePub, 2010: This study examines the relations between multiple forms of childhood maltreatment (CM) and adult violent victimization (AVV) and explores other significant covariates of the relations between CM and AVV. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193060_23 

Intimate-Partner Homicide Among Pregnant And Postpartum Women. Cheng D, Horon I.L. Obstet Gynecol; 115(6): 1181-6, 2010: This study identifies pregnancy-associated homicide cases in Maryland, USA, and estimates the proportion that was perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193123_20 

Violence against Women: A Study Of the Reports to Police in the City of Itapevi, Sao Paulo, Brazil. da Fonseca RM, Egry EY, Guedes RN, Gutierres AR, Tezzei FP. Midwifery; ePub, 2010: This study surveys and analyses cases of violence against women reported to the police, as recorded at the Police Stations for Women's Defence, and to reconstruct the procedures that women must go through in order to denounce their aggressors. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193107_20 

Gender Differences In Victims of War Torture: Types of Torture and Psychological Consequences. Spirić Z, Opacić G, Jović V, Samardzić R, Knezević G, Mandić-Gajić G, Todorović M. Vojnosanit Pregl; 67(5): 411-8, 2010: This article investigates gender differences in types of torture and psychological consequences in subjects who experienced war torture. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193172_28 

The Impact of Maternal Childhood Abuse on Parenting and Infant Temperament. Lang A.J, Gartstein M.A, Rodgers C.S, Lebeck M.M. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs; 23(2): 100-110, 2010: This article explores maternal history of childhood abuse and psychopathology as determinants of parenting and infant temperament. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_193032_23 

Sexual Coercion and Adolescent Risk Behaviour: A Systematic Literature Review. Soomar J.N, Flisher A.J, Mathews C. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21(2), 103-126(24), 2009: This article summarises previous research among adolescents investigating the associations between sexual coercion and risk behaviours, to critically appraise validity of the associations found, and to promote further research on the topic. Full abstract: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a921012112~db=all~jumptype=rss 

For additional issues related resources and articles on sexual violence visit our issues pages:  http://www.svri.org/issues.htm <http://www.svri.org/issues.htm>  

V. Events

Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security, and Health, 11 - 12 June 2010, New York, USA. This conference aims to build collaborations to understand the intersections between violence against women and key social investments: the economy, health and education. For more information, visit: http://www.unifem-usnc.org/conference 

Men, Masculinities, and Family Planning in Africa Conference, 14-15 October 2010, Los Angeles, USA. This conference will examine previous efforts through a "gender lens," and to consider how a better understanding of men and masculinities in Africa could inform a new era of family planning service delivery. Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2010. [Source: Afro-nets] For more information, contact Rachel Veerman at rveerman at ucla.edu 

For more events visit: http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm <http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm>  

VI. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation Quota Scheme. The goal of the Quota Scheme is to give students from developing countries in the South, Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia, relevant education that would also benefit their home countries when they return after graduation.[Source Scholarship and Job] For more information and application procedures, visit: http://siu.no/en/Programme-overview/Quota-Scheme 

Fellowship Opportunity: National Institute of Justice Visiting Fellowship Program. This programme supports research and development on high-priority topics that enhance the capabilities of criminal justice systems to combat crime, violence, and substance abuse for the United States. Application deadline: 21 June 2010. [Source: FundingAlert] For eligibility criteria and application information, visit: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000888.pdf 

Call for Papers: Oxfam Gender & Development Journal. Oxfam is inviting authors with practical experience to share of working on, or researching migration from a gender and development perspective. Application deadline: 14 June 2010. [Source: AWID] For more information, visit: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/journals/call-for-papers-migration.pdf 

SVRI Funding Links Page: For details on funders who have funding sources available for research on sexual violence visit: http://www.svri.org/funding.htm <http://www.svri.org/funding.htm>  

VII. Vacancies

Deputy Director / Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) / Cape Town, South Africa / Closing date: June 14, 2010For more information, contact: eric.harper at sweat.org.za 

IDeA Research Associate / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/IDeA-Research-Associate 

Membership Manager / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred) / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Membership-Manager 

Communications Coordinator / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Cape Town, South Africa (preferred) / Closing date: June 20, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Communications-Coordinator 

General Coordinator, Young Feminist Fund / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: June 27, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/General-Coordinator-Young-Feminist-Fund 

Advocacy Associate / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing date: [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Advocacy-Associate 

Forum & Events Assistant / The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) / Toronto, Canada / Closing date: June 7, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-at-AWID/Forum-Events-Assistant 

Research Analyst - Gender, Migration and Development (Consultancy) / UN-INSTRAW / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Closing date: June 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Research-Analyst-Gender-Migration-and-Development-Consultancy 

Deputy Regional Programme Director, Arab States / UNIFEM / Amman, Jordan / Closing date: June 17, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Deputy-Regional-Programme-Director-Arab-States 

Consultant: Political Party Gender Advisor / UNDP / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Closing date: June 16, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Political-Party-Gender-Advisor 

Campaigner - Economic Justice/Climate Change / Oxfam GB / Oxford, UK / Closing date: June 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Campaigner-Economic-Justice-Climate-Change 

Administrative Assistant, Public Health Program - Sexual Health and Rights Project / The Open Society Institute (OSI) / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: June 4, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Administrative-Assistant-Public-Health-Program-Sexual-Health-and-Rights-Project 

Senior Development Officer / The Women's Refugee Commission / New York, NY, USA / Open until filled. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Senior-Development-Officer 

Program Officer / The Ms. Foundation for Women / Brooklyn, NY, USA. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer3 

Program Officer, Women's Rights / Ford Foundation / Nairobi, Kenya / Closing date: July 6, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-Women-s-Rights2 

Executive Director / MADRE / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: July 16, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Executive-Director5 

Senior Program Officer - Globalization, Growth and Poverty / The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Montevideo, Uruguay / Closing date: June 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/Senior-Program-Officer-Globalization-Growth-and-Poverty 

Senior Program Officer - Think Tank Initiative / The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Montevideo, Uruguay and possibly New Delhi, India / Closing date: June 9, 2010. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Monday 31 May 2010] Read more: http://awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/Senior-Program-Officer-Think-Tank-Initiative 
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